Mark Erelli on the seemingly daily mass shootings in America: You can learn to live with anything/When it happens by degrees

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I’ve seen talking heads shout back and forth/across a great divide
Against a map of red and blue/Points of view so cut and dried
When you look into the mirror/What kind of country do you see?
Where you can learn to live with anything
When it happens by degrees
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Two big surprises about this song:
1. It’s a well-crafted song, not a dry lecture (See, Mr Bragg, songwriters write songs)
2. For inspiration he likes to “take regular walks in the woods and listen to as much Tom Petty as I possibly can.” (Where’s TFD?)
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By Degrees is a free download. Erelli encourages you to share it.

4 thoughts on “Mark Erelli on the seemingly daily mass shootings in America: You can learn to live with anything/When it happens by degrees

  1. If only making well-crafted and -considered songs made a jot of difference to the NRA & ‘freedom-lovers’ that keep insisting black is white (and if it ain’t, well, blow its goddam head off!)

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